mechanical lameness no mechanical updated on page 1
Would a mechanical lameness show at the walk and not the trot?
Update: During my horses vet check he only took a few short steps in trot on the ashfault, he showed no lameness on the lounge in either dirrection. He was non responsive to forced flexons or palpation anywhere. My vet said he is basically sound. I said he does not feel sound, handed him a video that he was off in walk and trot. I wanted radiographs, the horse had a long history of collateral ligament desmitis of his pastern joint diagnosed by MRI and had previously blocked out at the pastern joint. Radiographs revealed articular ringbone. Back when his xrays were still clean we had tried steroid injection previously gave four weeks almost soundness, IRAP have given four months of almost soundness back when his radiographs, lameness was so minimal in trot I though I was feeling things as he was much worse in walk. I had previously done loading doses of legend, adequan, recovery EQ, HA which did nothing, he had two years rest and rehabilitation his shoeing had been mesured on radiographs and was considered very balanced. Current IRAP, recovery EQ HA, and adequan is doing nothing and he is very sore although only mildly lame at the trot. I am going for arthrodoses surgery but may run a full body bone scan to make sure I have the whole pitcure. Such a heart break!